Kiese Laymon – Reading from “Heavy: An American Memoir”
160 Tracy St c6
Athens, GA 30601
Avid Bookshop presents author Kiese Laymon in celebration of Heavy: An American Memoir. This reading and signing event is free and open to the public, and and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of Heavy and have it signed by the author.
ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHOR:
In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.
Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been.